Sports

Tue
23
May

Knights work on offense during first week of spring football practice

Henryetta senior Jarett Day fires a pass to a receiver during a passing drill during Monday’s spring practice session at historic Cameron Field. Day will be looked at as one of the options for the starting quarterback spot for the Knights in 2017.
(Photo by Larry Owen)

Tue
23
May

Serve and Volley

The sign on the west end of the Henryetta High School tennis supply building displays all of the team state champions and state runner-ups, as well as individual state champions, coaches awards, and individual All-State selections. Since 1967, Henryetta High School has captured three team state championships, six state runner-up titles, and 14 individual state championships. The HHS tennis program has also had a total of 13 individuals earn All-State honors since 1995.
(Photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

Thu
18
May

Knights finish 6th at state tennis tournament

Henryetta’s Jordan Knox returns a serve during last Monday’s Class 4A regional tennis tournament in Henryetta. Knox came away with a fifth-place finish in No. 2 Singles action at the Class 4A state tennis championships at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center in downtown Oklahoma City last weekend.                 

(Photo by Larry Owen)

Henryetta’s Kanon Bailey serves during last Monday’s Class 4A regional tennis tournament in Henryetta. Bailey and his No. 2 Doubles teammate Keaton Lollis came away with a fourth-place finish at the Class 4A state tennis championships at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center in downtown Oklahoma City last weekend.
(Photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

Thu
18
May

Are You Ready for Some Football?

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

HENRYETTA - The countdown to Opening Nite has begun for the 2017 Henryetta Golden Knight varsity football team.
In 3 months and 8 days, the Knights will kick off their 2017 season against the Eufaula Ironheads. The season opener will take place at historic Cameron Field in Henryetta.
The August 25 opener against the Ironheads will come as part of 'Zero Week' for high school football teams.
Zero Week allows teams to play their first game of the season the last Friday of August and have an off week somewhere during the normal regular-season schedule.
On Monday, the Knights began the first part of their preseason preparations for the August 25 season opener against Eufaula with the start of a 10-day spring practice session at Cameron Field.
See Wednesday's paper for the full story.

Thu
11
May

Knights finish runner-up at regional tennis tourney

Henryetta’s Kanon Bailey returns a serve during No. 2 Doubles action at Monday’s Class 4A regional tennis tournament in Henryetta. Bailey and his Doubles parter, Keaton Lollis, finished with runner-up honors, qualifying the duo for this weekend’s state tournament in Oklahoma City.
(Photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knight tennis team will send all six members to this weekend's Class 4A state tennis championships in Oklahoma City.
The Knights had all four divisions reach the finals of Monday's Class 4A regional tennis tournament with all four divisions falling to Bishop McGuinness in their title matches.
The Henryetta net squad finished with 37 team points - eight points behind the Irish - to earn runner-up honors in the team standings.
Wagoner was third in the team standings with 33 points, qualifying all six of its members for State, followed by Perry in fourth with 27 points. The Maroons qualified every team member except for its No. 1 Singles player - Chester Stubbs, who finished sixth at regionals.
Tecumseh qualified its No. 1 Singles player - Jose Black-Garcia after the Savage net member finished fourth at regionals.
See Wednesday's paper for the full story.

Thu
11
May

Lady Knight net squad finishes sixth at State

Henryetta senior Rachel Montgomery returns a serve during last Monday’s Class 4A regional tennis tournament in Henryetta. Montgomery closed out her high school career this past weekend with a fourth-place finish in No. 1 Doubles along with her partner Summer Bryant.
(Photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Henryetta Lady Knight tennis team earned a sixth-place finish at last weekend's Class 4A state tennis championships at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
The Lady Knights finished with 10 team points at the 2-day event. All of Henryetta's points came on fourth-place finishes in No. 2 Singles and No. 1 Doubles.
Senior Rachel Montgomery closed out her high school tennis career at last weekend's state tennis tournament, teaming up with junior Summer Bryant to finish fourth in No. 1 Doubles.
The fourth-place finish in No. 2 Singles belonged to sophomore Natalie Smith.
The other participants for the Lady Knights at the state tennis championships last weekend in OKC were junior Fallon Rodgers in No. 1 Singles and the team of Haley Glass (sophomore) and Bailey Davis (freshman) in No. 2 Doubles.
See Wednesday's paper for the full story.

Thu
11
May

Lady Knights finish fifth at state golf tourney

Henryetta’s Bridgett Williams walks down the fairway on Hole No. 2 last Wednesday during the opening round of the Class 3A state golf championships at Cherokee Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah. Williams finished 36-hole event with a total score of 228, which was good enough for a tie for 64th overall. Williams and the Lady Knights finished fifth overall in the team standings after the 2-day event.
(Photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

TAHLEQUAH - After 18 complete holes last Wednesday, the Henryetta Lady Knight golf team was sitting in ninth place overall in the team standings at the Class 3A state golf championships at Cherokee Springs Golf Course.
After 18 complete holes and terrible wind conditions last Thursday, the Lady Knight squad was the fourth-best team on the day.
The stellar second-round put the Henryetta golf squad in fifth place in the team standings.
Last Wednesday, the Lady Knights finished the opening-round of the Class 3A state golf championships with a team score of 400.
Last Thursday, the Henryetta ladies shaved 19 strokes off Wednesday's total despite having to battle high winds throughout the day to finish with a 36-hole total of 781 and a fifth-place finish.
See Wednesday's paper for the full story.

Thu
04
May

Lady Dragons end season with regional tourney losses

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

DEWAR - The Dewar Lady Dragons slowpitch softball team had their bid for a state tournament berth denied last Thursday with a pair of losses at the Class 2A regional tournament at Al Kessel Field.
The Lady Dragons suffered a 17-5 defeat at the hands of the Ripley Lady Warriors in the opening contest of the 4-team, double-elimination, tournament, then had their season come an abrupt end with an 18-12 loss to the Stuart Lady Hornets in the loser's bracket semifinals.
The back-to-back, season-ending, losses last Thursday closed out the Dewar squad's 2017 season with a 30-6 record and a No. 4 ranking in Class 2A.
Last Thursday's regional tournament losses also meant the conclusion of the high school slowpitch softball careers of three Dewar seniors - DelJah Jackson, Alisha Hicks, and Maddy Rector.
See Wednesday's paper for the full story.

Thu
04
May

Rainwater to attend Bethel

On Thursday, Henryetta senior Lilly Rainwater signed a letter of intent to cheer at Bethel College. The college is located in North Newton, Kansas and contains approximately 420 students. It is a four-year liberal arts institution that trains its students to be critical thinkers and engaged global citizens. Pictured with Henryetta cheer coach Tracey Sontag and Athletic Director Tim Gillispie (L-R) is Lilly's grandma June Moore, mother Robbie Rainwater, Lilly and father Steve Rainwater.
(Photo by Ashley Wolstoncroft)

Thu
04
May

Lady Knights capture regional tennis title

The Henryetta Lady Knight varsity tennis team captured the Class 4A regional championship on Monday evening at the Henryetta high school tennis courts. The Lady Knights edged out Riverfield for the top award and also qualified every member of their team for this weekend’s Class 4A state tennis tournament in Oklahoma City.
(Photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Lady Knight varsity tennis team captured the Class 4A regional championship here Monday evening.
The Lady Knights edged out Riverfield Country Day School for the top team award at the regional tournament. The Henryetta ladies finished with 29 team points at the event and qualified all six members of its team for this weekend's Class 4A state tennis tournament in Oklahoma City.
Riverfield was second in the team standings with 26 points, followed by Perry with 25 and Wagoner with 17. Bristow rounded out the Top 5 teams with 11 points.
Individually, the Lady Knights came away with a regional championship, two regional runner-ups, and a third-place medal at the tournament.
See Wednesday's paper for the full story.

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